Even while the last several days have been really harrowing in my personal life — not even counting the Internet going out! — I am super happy to announce that my erotic short story, “Score,” that I wrote back in August, was announced as a finalist this morning in the Volonte erotic short story contest.
It was just the little boost of joy I needed to hear.
“Score” is a gay male erotic short story, which is not my usual genre, so it made me doubly-happy.
And the gay male characters in the story are video gamers in their early twenties, which is not part of my general stomping ground anymore, so that made me triply-happy.
So. That news made it a lot easier to leap out of bed with a little bounce today.
I will steer clear of the unsettled election stuff on this blog if at all possible, but rest assured it has almost my complete attention. Although today, I am going to try to redirect my concentration back to working on “Novitiate,” ( the new erotic short story in progress).
(However, I will direct you to Balladeer’s Blog post from post-election morning, for some very interesting facts & comments. You will find the numbers illuminating. Truly. You will. And if you get actual news coverage (meaning if you don’t live in the United States of America) and you see all the stories about voter fraud, and mysterious weirdness with thousands of absentee mail-in ballots appearing and/or disappearing, and places like Wisconsin having 110,000 more votes cast than actual registered voters… And you see that record numbers of Latinos, African-Americans, Jews, and white women abandoned the Democratic Party and voted Republican. And also that Republicans swept the House of Representatives and the Senate and State Governorships, you will likely think: Hmmm. I wonder why a Republican didn’t sweep the Presidency, as well?)
So. [No! That was not me posting about politics on my own blog; I was posting about the politics on Balladeer’s blog…]
Today is shaping up to be a very good day. At least weather-wise. I’m going to make a trip to the post office to mail out my promotional postcards announcing the staged reading of Tell My Bones.
Please don’t forget to RSVP for the premiere of the reading. It is FREE!
Visit this link and register: tellmybones.eventbrite.com
Again, this is a staged reading, not an actual performance of the play, but the talent on board is incredible, gang. please don’t miss it!
Okay, I’m gonna scoot. Got laundry going on here right now and I also want more coffee. What could be better on this sunny Thursday morning? I hope all is well in your part of the world today.
I leave you with nothing today, because I haven’t really been listening to very much — my personal life really had my complete attention and it completely exhausted me. (This had nothing to do with politics, btw.) So I’ll just say thanks for visiting! And I love you guys. See ya!